HC Deb 25 November 1926 vol 200 cc540-5

May I ask the Prime Minister to state the business for next week?


In the event of the Emergency Regulations discussion not finishing to-morrow evening, it will be continued on Monday. We shall also take on Monday the Second Reading of the Parks Regulation (Amendment) Bill [Lords]; the remaining stages of the

and the Second Reading of the Mental Deficiency Bill [Lords].

Tuesday: Remaining stages of the

Wednesday: Second Reading of the

Thursday. Motion dealing with the Exchequer Contributions under the Rousing Acts;

Report stage of the Palestine and East African Loans [Guarantee] Money Resolution.

Friday. It is proposed to give time for the remaining stages of the Roman Catholic Relief Bill, which is a Private Member's Bill.

If time permit on any day next week we shall proceed with other Orders on the Paper.


In that list of business there is no reference to the Coroners (Amendment) Bill, which was to have been dealt with in Standing Committee yesterday. I should like to ask the intention of the Government in relation to that Bill. In regard to the business for Thursday, can the Prime Minister say when the terms of the Motion dealing with the Exchequer contributions under the Housing Acts will be available? In regard to Monday's business, does the Prime Minister expect that any continued discussion en the Emergency Regulations can be terminated in time to deal with the further long list of Bills to which he referred?


In regard to the last question, the right hon. Gentleman knows that I never expect anything. With respect to the Coroners (Amendment) Bill, arrangements will be made to proceed with that Measure in Committee. It is not down in next week's business, because it has not yet gone through the Committee stage. On Monday the Motion in regard to the Exchequer contributions under the Housing Acts will be published.

Captain BENN

In regard to the statement made by the Prime Minister that he may postpone for consideration the Resolution confirming the Emergency Regulations until Monday, is it not a fact that, under the Act, this House is required to confirm these Regulations within seven days of the issue of the Proclamation?


That is why I mentioned Monday rather than Tuesday.

Captain BENN

Is it not a fact that the Regulation was issued on Saturday, although it is true that the House was not informed until after three days had elapsed? Will it, therefore, be in conformity with the Act if the Resolution is postponed until Monday?


I think time period dates from the time when Resolution is laid.

Captain BENN

Why did not the Government conform to the Statute, and communicate the Message forthwith to the House of Commons?


Notice was given as promptly as possible—on the second working day.

Captain BENN

Is it not possible that the Government, by the device of not complying with the Statute, may prolong these Regulations without the assent of the House of Commons?


May I ask whether the Coroners (Amendment) Bill will be brought before a Committee upstairs, and whether it is proposed to pass it through the House before Christmas?


It will be brought before the Committee certainly, and it will be passed in this House if there be time.


With regard to the business down for to-day, may I ask whether the Government propose to take the Third Reading as well as the Report stage of the Rating (Scotland) Bill?


We hope to get it. I cannot say that we shall.


You will not get it.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that many Amendments have been put down to this Bill which are very obnoxious to many of us, and if they are persisted in, we shall feel it necessary to try and prevent this Bill passing at all.


With regard to the original statement of the Prime Minister, can ho say whether it is the intention of the Government to pass the Sale of Food (Weights and Measures) Bill through all its stages this Session? It has not vet reched Committee stage.


I am afraid I am not in a position to give a definite reply to that question. A great deal must depend on the progress that is made with the business next week, which I have already announced.


Has the right hon. Gentleman received any assurance from his own supporters that they will attend the next meeting of the Committee on the Coroners Bill?


The hon. Gentleman has had sufficient experience of this House to know that all parties suffer certain difficulties in getting hon. Members to attend Committees.


Is the Prime Minister not aware that it was the Tory Members of that Committee were not present, and if we are to have a Committee stage again, will he give the House an assurance that he will take the same measures to make his own supporters work longer hours as he did in the case of the miners?

Motion made, and Question put, That other Government Business have precedence this day el the Business of Supply."—[The Prime Minister.]

The House divided: Ayes, 166; Noes, 72.

Division No. 498.] AYES. [3.47 p.m.
Agg-Gardner, Bt. Hon. Sir James T. Fraser, Captain Ian O'Neill, Major Rt. Hon. Hugh
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Ganzoni, Sir John Penny, Frederick George
Applin, Colonel R. V. K. Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings)
Apsley, Lord Gott, Sir Park Perkins, Colonel E. K.
Asnley, Lt.-col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W. Gower, Sir Robert Peto, G. (Somerset, Frome)
Atholl, Duchess of Graham, Frederick F. (Cumb'Id., N.) Pownall, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Assheton
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Grant, Sir J. A. Raine, W.
Balniel, Lord Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. Ramsden, E.
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Greenwood, Rt. Hn. Sir H.(W'th's'w, E) Rawson, Sir Cooper
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon W. Gretton, Colonel Rt. Hon. John Reid, Capt. A. S. C. (Warrington)
Berry, Sir George Guinness, Rt. Hon. Walter E. Remnant, Sir James
Birchall, Major J. Dearman Hacking, Captain Douglas H. Rentoul, G. S.
Blundell, F. N. Hall, Vice-Admiral Sir R. (Eastbourne) Rhys, Hon. C A. U.
Boothby, R. J. G. Hanbury, C. Ropner, Major L.
Bourne, Captain Robert Crott Harvey, G. (Lambeth, Kennington) Ruggles-Brise, Major E. A.
Bowyer, Capt. G. E. W. Haslam, Henry C. Russell, Alexander west (Tynomouth)
Brass, Captain W. Hawke, John Anthony Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Briscoe, Richard George Headlam, Lieut.-Colonel C. M. Sandeman, A. Stewart
Brittain, Sir Harry Henderson, Capt. R.R. (Oxf'd,Henlcy) Sandon, Lord
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Henderson Lieut.-Col. V. L. (Bootle) Savery, S. S.
Broun-Lindsay, Major H. Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel Arthur p. Shepperson, E. W.
Brown, Brig.-Gon. H.C.(Berks, Newb'y) Hong. Rt. Hon. Sir D. (St. Marylebone) Skelton, A. N.
Buckingham, Sir H. Holbrook, Sir Arthur Richard Smithers, Waldron
Burman, J. B. Hope, Capt. A. O. J. (Warw'k, Nun.) Somerville A. A. (Windsor)
Burton, Colonel H. W. Hume-Williams, Sir W. Ellis Spender-Clay, Colonel H.
Butler, Sir Geoffrey Hurd, Percy A. Sprot, Sir Alexander
Chamberlain. Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood) Hutchison G.A. Clark(Midl'n & P'bl's) Stanley, Col. Hon. G. F.(Will'sden, E)
Chapman, Sir S. Jackson, Sir H. (Wandsworth, Cen'l) Stanley, Lord (Fylde)
Charteris, Brigadier-General J, James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. Cuthbert Steel, Major Samuel Strang
Christie, J. A. Joynson-Hicks, Rt. Hon. Sir William Stott, Lieut. Colonel W. H.
Churchman, Sir Arthur C. Kidd, J. (Linlithgow) Streatfield, Captain S. R.
Clayton, G. C. Kindersley, Major Guy M. Stuart, Crichton-, Lord C.
Cobb, Sir Cyril King, Captain Henry Douglas Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray Fraser
Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D. Lister, Cunliffe-, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Sykes, Major-Gen. Sir Frederick H.
Cockerill, Brig.-General Sir G. K. Locker-Lampson, G. (Wood Green) Thom, Lt.-Col. J. G. (Dumbarton)
Conway, Sir W. Martin Lucas-Tooth, Sir Hugh Vere Thomson, F. c. (Aberdeen, s.)
Cope, Major William Luce, Major-Gen. Sir Richard Harman Tryon. Rt. Hon. George Clement
Craig, Ernest (Chester, Crewe) MacIntyre, Ian Wallace, Captain D. E.
Craig, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry McLean, Major A. Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Crott, Brigadier-General Sir H. Macnaghten, Hon. Sir Malcolm Watson, Rt. Hon. W. (Carlisle)
Crookshank, Col. C. de W. (Berwick) McNeill, Rt. Hon. Ronald John Wells, S. R.
Curzon, Captain Viscount Macquisten, F. A. White, L cut.-Col. Sir G. Dairymple-
Davidson. J. (H ertf'd, Hemel Hempst'd) Malone, Major P. B. Williams, A. M. (Cornwall, Northern)
Davies, Dr. Vernon Marriott, Sir J. A. R. Williams. Com. C. (Devon, Torquay)
Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Meller, R. J. Williams, Herbert G. (Reading)
Dean, Arthur Wellesley Merriman, F. B. Windsor-Clive, Lieut-Colonel George
Eden, Captain Anthony Mitchell, S. (Lanark, Lanark) Wise, Sir Fredric
Edmondson, Major A. J. Mitchell, W. Foot (Saffron Walden) Womersley, W. J.
Elveden, Viscount Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Wood, B. C. (Somerset, Bridgwater)
Erskine, Lord (Somerset,Weston-s.-M.) Monsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. B. M. Wood, E. (Chest'r. Stalyb'dge & Hyde)
Everard, W. Lindsay Moore, Lieut.-Colonel T. C. R. (Ayr) Wood, Sir S. Hill- (High Peak)
Fairfax. Captain J. G. Moore, Sir Newton J. Woodcock, Colonel H. C.
Falle, Sir Bertram G. Moore-Brabazon, Lieut.-Col. J. T. C.
Fielden, E. B. Morrison H. (Wilts, Salisbury) TELLERS FOR THE AYE3.—
Finburgh, S. Morrison-Bell, Sir Arthur Clive Colonel Gibbs and Major Hennessy.
Ford, Sir P. J. Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn.W.G (Ptrsf'Id.)
Foster, Sir Harry S. Nuttall, Ellis
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock) John, William (Rhondda, West) Sexton, James
Baker, Walter Johnston, Thomas (Dundee) Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Barker, G. (Monmouth, Abertillery) Kelly, W. T. Sinclair, Major sir A. (Caithness)
Barr, J. Lansbury, George Sitch, Charles, H.
Batey, Joseph Lawrence, Susan Smith, Ronnie (Penistone)
Benn, Captain Wedgwood (Leith) Lee, F. Spoor, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Charles
Bromfield, William Livingstone, A. M. Stamford, T. W.
Charleton, H. C. Lowth, T. Sullivan, Joseph
Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R. Maclean, Nell (Glasgow, Govan) Thomas, Sir Robert John (Anglesey)
Connolly, M. MacNclll-Weir, L. Thorne, W. (West Ham, Plaistow)
Cowan, D. M. (Scottish Universities) March, s. Thurtle, Ernest
Day, Colonel Harry Maxton, James Trevelyan, Rt. Hon. C. P.
Fenby, T. D. Morris, R. H. Viant, S. P.
Greenall, D. H. (Glamorgan) Naylor, T. E. Wallhead, Richard C.
Grundy, T. W. Oliver, George Harold Watson, W. M. (Dunfermline)
Hall, F. (York, W. R., Normanton) Palin, John Henry Watts-Morgan, Lt.-Col. D. (Rhondda)
Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Paling, W. Westwood, J.
Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Shetland) Ponsonby, Arthur Whiteley, W.
Hardie, George D. Potts, John S. Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield. Attercliffe)
Harris, Percy A. Purcell, A. A. Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow
Hayday, Arthur Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring) Windsor, Walter
Hayes, John Henry Ritson, J. Young, Robert (Lancaster, Newton)
Henderson, T. (Glasgow) Robinson, W. C. (Yorks, W. R., Elland)
Hirst, G. H. Saklatvala, Shapurji TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Hudson, J. H. (Huddersfield) Scrymgeour, E. Mr. Buchanan and Mr. Campbell